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RE: missing awk.exe and gawk.exe in Cygwin download
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Leonard Kannapell <lenk at insightful dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 18:43:05 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: RE: missing awk.exe and gawk.exe in Cygwin download
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
Just to correct a misconception for the archives: you download packages
using setup.exe. You go to the Cygwin Package Search page to find out
which package contains the file or program you need.
So, the correct procedure to install a file you're missing is:
1) Go to http://cygwin.com/packages/ to find out which package contains a
particular program or file.
2) Run an existing setup.exe that you have on your system and select that
package for installation.
3) If you want the latest setup.exe (usually unnecessary unless you're
notified by setup that a newer version is available), click on the
"Install now" link on the main Cygwin page, http://cygwin.com/ , to
download it, and then repeat step 2.
On Fri, 27 Sep 2002, Leonard Kannapell wrote:
> Thanks, Igor. I did go to the aforementioned Web site and searched on
> "bin/awk," and it didn't specify any download directory. However, I did
> go to http://www.redhat.com/download/cygwin.html and clicked "Download
> Now!" and somehow the gawk package was included in the download, and I
> now have awk.exe and gawk.exe included in my cygwin/bin directory.
> Thanks for your help.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Igor Pechtchanski [mailto:email@example.com]
> > Sent: Friday, September 27, 2002 3:05 PM
> > To: Leonard Kannapell
> > Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Re: missing awk.exe and gawk.exe in Cygwin download
> > Go to http://cygwin.com/packages/ and search for "bin/gawk".
> > In short, gawk is in a separate package, and you probably haven't
> > downloaded it. If you direct the users to download cygwin,
> > you may also
> > want to give them a list of packages they need for your applications.
> > Igor
> > On Fri, 27 Sep 2002, Leonard Kannapell wrote:
> > > Cygwin users,
> > >
> > > An older download for Windows included awk.exe and gawk.exe in the
> > > cygwin/bin directory. I downloaded a recent version (1.3.12-2) that
> > > apparently doesn't include these files, so running the
> > cygwin utility
> > > doesn't seem to work.
> > >
> > > Two questions:
> > >
> > > 1. Was this intentional or is it just a mistake on my behalf when
> > > downloading?
> > >
> > > 2. If it is intentional, where can I download awk.exe and
> > gawk.exe (and
> > > other necessary files) to make cygwin functional?
> > >
> > > We direct users to your site to download Cygwin, and the users will
> > > likely be confused if the installation is incomplete.
> > Thanks for your
> > > time.
> > >
> > > Len Kannapell
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